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Primary gastric impaction in a pony
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (1985)
  • C M Honnas
  • James Schumacher, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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Primary gastric impaction developed in a pony as a result of the ingestion of persimmon seeds and mesquite beans. Clinical signs included mild abdominal pain, prolonged recumbency, anorexia, and lethargy. When medical therapy was unsuccessful, an exploratory laparotomy was performed. Previously, gastric impaction has been associated with signs of severe abdominal pain. Gastric impaction should be considered in cases of abdominal crisis of long duration and mild pain.
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C M Honnas and James Schumacher. "Primary gastric impaction in a pony" Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association Vol. 187 Iss. 5 (1985)
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